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Posted: 06/21/12 11:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody towing with the 6.2L gas motor?

I was looking at the hillclimb tests in this article, and I'm shocked to see how close the 6.2L Ford gasser compared to the Cummins diesel.

http://special-reports.pickuptrucks.com/2010-heavyduty-shootout.html

So who's got one? How does it do?

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There have been a few towing and mileage reports here on the forum in recent weeks about the new 6.2 in the F250/350 pickups. Search the forum and you will find them.

Towing power with the 6.2 is greatly affected by which axle ratio you choose. The 6.2 with 4.30 axle is rated to tow almost as much as the diesel with 3.55 axle. The 6.2 with 3.73 axle is rated quite a bunch lower.


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Posted: 06/22/12 07:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's a great motor. The only people that won't like it are the ones who don't like to see north or 3000rpm on the tachometer.


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Well that was not bad news for me. I have one with the 4.30 on order since I yank the 11.5K fifth wheel through the smokies at least 4 times a year counting both ways.

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The other advantage to the diesel is its exhaust brake. Make coming down those mountain passes much nicer as no gas rig can compare to its engine braking.


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ScottG wrote:

The other advantage to the diesel is its exhaust brake. Make coming down those mountain passes much nicer as no gas rig can compare to its engine braking.

Yes it can. I pulled my trailer thru the mountains twice with my gas motor. I was going down 5% grades with my 8500 pound trailer. I would put it in second gear and it would hold my rig at 55 mph all the way. Last year I was coming back from Florida and coming down the hill in jelico I I had to stay in the gas to maintan 60 mph and that was in third. If I lifted off the throttle it it would slow down. Don't listen to the diesle guys. Gas motors don't need exhaust brakes slow down. I got some good advise on this form about going up and down hills with gas motors and it works great. They say to go down the hill in the same gear as you when up in. As for the rpm. The company I work for Shares a building with the company that makes the valve train components for the 6.2. They test all those parts on a dyno at Rpm's between 4500 to 5500 rpm for 1200 hours straight with oil temps at 260 deg. Your not going to hurt that motor pulling it up a hill at high rpms. That's what they are built for.


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A 5% grade is practically flat.


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Yeah and get great MPG doing it too. Huh!

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What ever, I was going down south on 77. What ever the grade it was big. By the way. The op did not ask if he should buy a diesle. He asked about the 6.2.

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